Datasets: Check dataset existence

A function to check whether a dataset exists.

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Code Sample

Java

Before trying this sample, follow the Java setup instructions in the BigQuery Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the BigQuery Java API reference documentation.

import com.google.cloud.bigquery.BigQuery;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.BigQueryException;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.BigQueryOptions;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.Dataset;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.DatasetId;

// Sample to check dataset exist
public class DatasetExists {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    // TODO(developer): Replace these variables before running the sample.
    String datasetName = "MY_DATASET_NAME";
    datasetExists(datasetName);
  }

  public static void datasetExists(String datasetName) {
    try {
      // Initialize client that will be used to send requests. This client only needs to be created
      // once, and can be reused for multiple requests.
      BigQuery bigquery = BigQueryOptions.getDefaultInstance().getService();

      Dataset dataset = bigquery.getDataset(DatasetId.of(datasetName));
      if (dataset.exists()) {
        System.out.println("Dataset already exist");
      } else {
        System.out.println("Dataset not found");
      }
    } catch (BigQueryException e) {
      System.out.println("Dataset not found. \n" + e.toString());
    }
  }
}

Python

Before trying this sample, follow the Python setup instructions in the BigQuery Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the BigQuery Python API reference documentation.

from google.cloud import bigquery
from google.cloud.exceptions import NotFound

client = bigquery.Client()

# TODO(developer): Set dataset_id to the ID of the dataset to determine existence.
# dataset_id = "your-project.your_dataset"

try:
    client.get_dataset(dataset_id)  # Make an API request.
    print("Dataset {} already exists".format(dataset_id))
except NotFound:
    print("Dataset {} is not found".format(dataset_id))